Caramel Apple Baked Donuts Recipe
You had me at caramel. Or donut. Or Caramel Apple Donuts! OMG! Y’all, I do have to say that I’ve made some delicious donuts for this here website, but I think this one might take the cake.
Yes. I went there. I know I’m a total dork.
Don’t judge me.
It’s ok to be dorky because we have made it more than halfway through the week and now we are on the other side sailing in to happy weekend freedom that I hope will be filled with lots of wine, cheat day foods, and unlimited amounts of sleep with no alarm clocks. And Caramel Apple Baked Donuts! You totally need to treat yourself and celebrate fall with these dang donuts. They’re even baked and have real apples in them, so they have to be good for you, right? If not, who cares because helloooooooo weekend and all things enjoyable!
I’m not sure what in tarnation y’all are up to this weekend, but I sure hope it’s relaxing, happy, and full of delicious goodies. Seriously, grab a caramel apple donut, man! I won’t tell anyone. But I may join you!
Caramel Apple Baked Donuts Recipe
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 cup applesauce - see notes
Preheat oven to 350
Coat 2 donut pans with cooking spray
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt
In a separate bowl combine milk, egg, and applesauce
Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until just combined
Spoon into prepared donut pans more than 3/4 full but not quite all the way to the top
Bake 23 - 26 minutes
Turn out onto a wire rack to cool
Drizzle with prepared caramel sauce
- I used my own slow cooker homemade applesauce recipe. If you use jarred applesauce from the grocery, you may need to adjust the sweetness and/or seasonings
- If the donuts stick in the pans a little bit, just loosen them with a rubber spatula and they should pop right out
- This recipe made 24 donuts and I used about 1/3 of a 12 ounce jar of caramel sauce
That caramel is just over the top delicious! You would not be able to tell these are baked because they are super indulgent fall bites of heaven! 🙂
Dawn - Girl Heart Food
I have GOT to get a donut pan!!! And I’m not gonna judge you. Love caramel and apple and all things food too! My weekend sounds a lot like yours- food, relaxing and rest. Now, if I can just get my hands on a pan, totally making these to have with my morning coffee 🙂 Pinned!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
OMG Rachelle! You’re killing me with these! Caramel, apples…perfect for fall!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
Hellz yes to these donuts, Rach! You are the donut queen, and while I love them all, these indeed may take the cake! I’m obsessed with apples and caramel right now, so I absolutely see these in my future! Gimme a dozen, stat! Pinned! Cheers, sweets! Xo
Kathleen | Hapa Nom Nom
Omg…. caramel apple in donut form?!!!! Hello, where have you been all my life?! I wish I had these right now, I could seriously eat the entire tray!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
Good lordy girl! Those donuts are what I need in front of me right now. A big plate..or two..with a big bowl of extra caramel sauce. Cheat day weekend!! WOOOOHOOOOO 😉
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Woah! Those caramel donuts look absolute stunner, Rachelle. And that caramel drizzle is making me drool. Love they are baked. They would make a nice weekend brunch for my family. Have a wonderful weekend.
Megan - The Emotional Baker
Woah!! These look fabulous! I think I’ll take the whole stack 😉
David @ Spiced
Oh, these are definitely calling my name, Rachelle! I love me some weekends with beer and cheat foods…and I think some delicious donuts definitely need to be on the cheat day menu this week. That photo with the caramel is insane! 🙂
Wow. All that caramel! I love it. These are gorgeous. My boyfriend is obsessed with donuts. I think he’d really love these!
Oh. my. goodness! These donuts just scream fall – love the caramel apple! They look so irresistible!
Girl, you are the QUEEN of showcasing straight up FOOD PORN. My goodness – You need to have a WARNING pop up on your blog – lol!
Matt @ RoughEats
While these look delicious, I feel they may go against my desire to get healthier! Still, one (of four) couldn’t hurt….
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
OMG is right! These are unbelievable!
Vicky & Ruth
These donuts look amazing, i love the caramel and apple combo!
I’ll take the spoon please with a side of donuts!! These are incredible!!!!